Post # 1
so here is the problem my Fi anounced he hates lace dresses after i had fallen head over heals with a lace dress sorry for huge photo dont know how to make them smaller
this is my choice
this is what he likes
how can the same shaped dress look so darn different
i want sleeves do you think i can make the sleves from the allure work with this dress??
i do not want a bollero its an august wedding and i use a wheelchair part time so the sleeves have to be in the dress
Post # 3
Have they already started making the dress? They’re actually very similar. What if you didn’t continue the lace appliques down the skirt? If they just softly trailed off at the waist… into a flowing, simple skirt. That would be very pretty. I’m going on the assumption that the Allure dress was started and you’re working from that foundation. If you’re starting from scratch, I definitely think the Allure sleeves would work with the new dress. If you do that, I think the brown accents need to be changed… and replace the beading with beaded lace so it will blend in with the sleeves. If you look closely, the banding on the Allure dress (is that tulle?) is placed almost exactly like the brown banding on the new dress… which do you prefer to keep?
Post # 4
You should be able to work them into one dress. The banding on the satin dress is similar to the lace dress so you could have the dark banding going across the top of the sleeves and then have the ivory satin for the lower part of the sleeves. It shouldn’t be too difficult.
Post # 5
If you keep the brown banding as a sleeve, would it be restrictive? b/c it’s a heavier material?
Post # 6
I’m going against the grain here. Unless you have shown him the first picture and he has stated he hates it, I’m sure he’ll think you look beautiful on your big day. Dresses look completely different on every bride, so if you thought that dress was perfect for you, I’m sure he will too.
Post # 7
@Button: I agree, I’m not letting my FI have any say on my dress, lol. I don’t think he likes lace all that much, but if I end up liking a lace dress he’s going to deal and I doubt he’ll even notice. He’s going to think I look beautiful no matter what, he always does 🙂
Post # 8
@Button: i strongly agree and dress 1 is so beautiful…. if it’s what you love have it
Post # 9
this might not be much advice, but i love that first dress. the second looks boring to me by comparison. i’m pretty sure any opinion your fiance thinks he has would be changed as soon as he saw you in it walking down the aisle toward him.
in terms of the two dresses, they have a similar sillhouette and neckline, but…the styles and textures are opposite. i wouldn’t try to combine them; it would look too mismatched.
Post # 10
I remember another post from OP about the first dress, where most of us had the same feelings… it’s such a beautiful dress! I thought from this being a new post, she’d ruled out keeping it as is. Otherwise, I’d agree!